The Washington State Court of Appeals reversed a trial court’s ruling denying a man convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence from having his right to possess a firearm restored under state law because restoring a person’s right to have a gun does not conflict with the federal prohibition of possessing a weapon.

In an April 18 opinion written by Judge Bradley A. Maxa, a three-judge panel of the second division of the Court of Appeals for the State of Washington ruled that federal law didn’t prohibit Terry L. Kincer’s the restoration of his right to possess a firearm under state law, as the two do not conflict.